Co-Working Spaces Give Solo Workers More Choices

Unlimited monthly access usually ranges from about $300 to $500 and includes a slew of amenities.

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As more people go into business for themselves or take on side gigs to generate extra income, co-working spaces are expanding their services to appeal to workers in all stages of their careers.

Workers typically pay a monthly membership fee to use shared office space, as well as get access to meeting rooms, Wi-Fi, coffee and other amenities. Unlimited monthly access usually ranges from about $300 for an unassigned "hot desk" to about $500 for an assigned desk. Many co-working spaces are targeting specific groups of people, such as parents, veterans or women. They're also adding everything from child care to dry cleaning and ramping up their calendar of networking and social events.

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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.